SPI’s FilmBox channel lands on StarTimes

Canal+-owned SPI International has launched its premium movie channel FilmBox Action on the Chinese-owned pan-African pay TV operator StarTimes. FilmBox Action provides a variety of action-packed movies and series, including Hollywood blockbusters starring Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jet Li, and Jackie Chan among others. StarTimes is one of the leading digital TV operators in […]

StarTimes secures Africa Cup of Nations

Chinese-owned pan-African pay TV operator StarTimes has secured rights to broadcast coverage of the postponed Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations 2021across non-Francophone sub-Saharan Africa. The tournament, which was originally scheduled to be played at the start of last year, was delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will […]

StarTimes renews Italian football rights

Chinese-owned African digital pay TV operator StarTimes has renewed exclusive rights to broadcast Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana football for further three seasons across Sub-Saharan Africa. Under the terms of the contract with Lega Serie A, StarTimes has extended its exclusive rights to the two Italian premier Cup competitions in English, French, Portuguese and African […]

StarTimes ON comes to Hisense smart TVs

African operator StarTimes is bringing its OTT platform StarTimes ON to VIDAA-powered Hisense smart TVs. The service has 27 million users across the continent, and offers subscribers access to more than 150 live TV channels and 20,000 hours of VOD content. It streams content in SD, HD and UHD in various languages including English, French, […]

Manchester United brings MUTV to Africa in deal with StarTimes

English football club Manchester United will roll out its in-house TV network MUTV in Africa. A distribution deal with StarTimes will see the channel available to millions of football fans across over 30 countries across sub-Saharan Africa, including Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Cameroon and others.  The 24-hour network provides fans of the club […]

Mediapro seals Canadian football deal with StarTimes

Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro’s Canadian unit has sealed a distribution deal with Chinese-owned African pay TV operator StarTimes for coverage of the Canadian Premier League’s Island Games tournament currently taking place in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The StarTimes deal will take the Canadian competition to 13 million pay TV subscribers in 47 territories across sub-Saharan […]

StarTimes picks up French La Liga rights in sub-Saharan Africa

Spanish football league La Liga has sold a package of broadcast rights to digital TV operator StarTimes in sub-Saharan Africa through to 2024. The deal will see the TV and OTT operator carry the French language broadcasts of the league in 47 territories. The operator will air live matches on its linear StarTimes Sport channels […]

DreamWorks channel launches on StarTimes in Africa

NBCUniversal International Networks’ (NBCUIN) DreamWorks family entertainment channel has launched across sub-Saharan African on the StarTimes pay TV platform. The DreamWorks channel is available on StarTimes’ platform as of yesterday, bringing a range of animated TV series to African viewers. The content line-up on the service includes Dragons: Race To The Edge, All Hail King […]

SPI/FilmBox takes TDC to Africa with StarTimes

Channel provider SPI/FilmBox has partnered with Chinese-owned African pay TV platform StarTimes to launch Turkish drama channel Timeless Drama Channel (TDC) and SPI’s gaming channel Gametoon in Africa. The agreement builds on an existing distribution deal covering Filmbox Africa and Fashionbox on StarTimes. Gametoon and TDC are being broadcast in English and Turkish, respectively. TDC will also air with English subtitles. […]

StarTimes picks up FA Cup in sub-Saharan Africa

StarTimes, the Chinese pay TV broadcaster with a strong presence in Africa, has acquired the rights to the English FA Cup and FA Community Shield in sub-Saharan Africa. Running through 201, the deal will allow the broadcaster to show the competition in all languages across its eight sports channels and ON OTT streaming service. StarTimes […]

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